Discover the possibilities offered by your Apple Watch when your iPhone is not nearby. If your watch is connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network When your iPhone is turned off or out of range, your Apple Watch can use the Wi-Fi network to send and receive data. In addition, if your watch is running on a mobile network, it can connect to it. If your Apple Watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon appears in the Control Center. If connected to a mobile network, the mobile network icon is displayed. Learn how to set up mobile data. A Wi-Fi or mobile connection allows your Apple Watch to do the following, even if you do not have your iPhone with you.1 Use Siri to get directions, send iMessages, and much more. you can not connect to a Wi-Fi network, mobile network, or iPhone When your Apple Watch is disconnected, such as when you’re walking in an area where there’s no Wi-Fi or mobile network, or when your iPhone is off, you can still perform the following. Record your thoughts and ideas. Not all features are available on all Apple Watch models 1. To receive SMS, MMS, or push notifications from third-party apps on your Apple Watch with cellular connectivity, your paired iPhone must be turned on and connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. However, it does not have to be near the watch. You must also be connected to iMessage on your iPhone. 2. If your Apple Watch is connected to a Wi-Fi network and you want to make a call, make sure the Wi-Fi Calls option is enabled on your watch. If this is not the case, try to make a FaceTime audio call. 3. You can stream music and podcasts to the Apple Watch Series 3 and later models. 4. For GPS to be more accurate when walking, running or cycling outdoors, select the appropriate activity and take your iPhone. To improve GPS accuracy, you can also calibrate your Apple Watch. The Apple Watch Series 2 and later models incorporate a GPS that allows you to get more accurate distance and speed information during an outdoor exercise, without having to carry your paired iPhone. 5. The Compass app is only available on the Apple Watch Series 5.